44th Annual Meeting

December 1-3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A valid passport is required for travel.

  • President: Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS President Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS
  • Annual Program Chair: Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS Annual Program Chair Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS
  • Local Host: Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS Local Host Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS

Program Committee:

Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS, Scientific Program Chair

D. Greg Anderson, MD
Nitin N. Bhatia, MD
Erica F. Bisson, MD
Hans-Ulrich Bueff, MD
Ezaequiel Cassinelli, MD
Clinton J. Devin, MD
Mitchell B. Harris, MD
Serena S. Hu, MD
Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD
Joon Yung Lee, MD
Praveen Mummaneni, MD
Ahmad Nassr, MD
Sheeraz A. Qureshi, MD, MBA
Kristen E. Radcliff, MD
Lee H. Riley, III, MD
P. Bradley Segebarth, MD
Justin Smith, MD, PhD
Leo R. Spector, MD
Brian W. Su, MD
Clifford B. Tribus, MD
Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD
Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS(ex-officio)
Louis G. Jenis, MD (ex-officio)


Abstract Submission:

Thank you to those who have submitted an abstract.  The submission site is now closed.  The financial disclosure website will remain open.  Notification and preliminary program will be available in July.


Disclosure Website

Who should attend:

The 2016 Annual Meeting is intended for practicing physicians, residents and fellows, both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who have an interest in cervical spine disorders.

Registration information:

Meeting registration will open up this summer.


Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6, Canada
Phone: (416) 869-1600
~ located on the shores of Lake Ontario, steps away from the Downtown Core via the PATH, Toronto’s underground covered walkway.

Online room reservations are now available at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sleeping room accommodations should be made directly with the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel on the following link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CSRS16

Reservations can also be made by phone at +1 888 627 8559. Mention the CSRS meeting to receive the CSRS negotiated rate of $205.00 CAD plus tax.  The hotel cut-off date is November 4, 2016.  Reserve early!!  It is not uncommon for the block to reach capacity prior to the deadline date.

Please do not book though an outside agency. CSRS has not contracted with any housing bureau or company for room reservations.  Notify us if you are contacted by an independent group or groups for housing.

Hotel Reservations

Travel Infomation:

Air travel
Pearson International Airport (YYZ) – Travel time between the destinations is approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic. Union Pearson Express: UP Express will provide reliable, predictable service between Union Station and Toronto Pearson in just 25 minutes, with trains departing every 15 minutes. Taxi, bus and rental car services are also available from Pearson International Airport to the Downtown Toronto core.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) – Westin is conveniently located less than 3 kilometers/1.9 miles from The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Travel time between the destinations is approximately 10 minutes. Taxis are around $10 per trip. From Bathurst Street, Porter provides its passengers with a complimentary ferry service to the airport.

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